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The Healthy Baldur’s Gate 3 mod lets you hug your best friends and worst enemies

Baldur’s Gate 3 Modders have done it again, the latest mod allowing players to hug and even kiss beloved companions or the game’s greatest adversaries.

A new Baldur’s Gate 3 mod gives players the ability to run around and hug “most of the characters” in the game. Including your favorite companions and your greatest opponents.

The mod created by Cerberry, aptly named HUGS, allows players to add two Hug spells to their action panel. These spells can then be targeted at “any large humanoid character/NPC” and allow the player to embrace them.

The mod spell can be found in your spellbook and uses Halsin and Shadowheart’s hugging animations. Therefore, the hug animation will be a voiceless interaction unless you hug Halsin or Shadowheart with their respective spells.

It has already received high praise from Baldur’s Gate 3 players, with many highlighting how the simple interaction adds depth and further character development at key moments in the game.

“My Cleric of Lathander just embraced Shadowheart after her big “breakthrough” in Act 2, and it was one of the best roleplaying experiences/choices I made in the game. Thank you so much for making this mod,” one BG3 player wrote.

Baldur’s Gate 3 was a huge hit last year and the community was a driving force behind its success. Players will dive head first into the RPG, celebrating the diversity of the game and the deep relationships that can be formed between the player and NPCs.

Another added: “I just wanted to thank you for this awesome mod! I never thought hugging NPCs could make me so happy! I’ve been sitting in front of my computer for hours, smiling and giggling like a crazy woman, while my Tav gets to cuddle all my favorites!”

Players also discovered that on playthroughs where players romance Shadowheart or Halsin, the mod allows you to steal a kiss from NPCs when you cast the hug spell.